Mount Vernon News
  • Thomas Woosley Sr.

  • February 1, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Thomas V. Woosley Sr., 70, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 31, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by his caring family.

He was born March 21, 1940, in South Charleston, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Audrey (Leach) Woosley. Tom was the owner/operator of several full-service gas stations in Mount Vernon back when full-service was the standard and he enjoyed providing service to his customers and could always be seen hustling from one customer to the next. He also worked for the former PPG Industries and Ellis Brothers Concrete in Mount Vernon. Tom enjoyed working in his yard and feeding the deer. He also loved to travel and visiting his family in Florida. Tom will be remembered for his big heart, he was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Tom is survived by his children, Thomas Woosley Jr. of Mount Vernon, Tammy (Ronald) Orsborn of Mount Vernon, Tim (Becky) Woosley of Panama City, Fla.; Todd (Judy) Woosley of Mount Vernon; stepchildren, Deborah (Steven) Darling of Howard and Michael Barton of Vansant, Va.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosalind Shipley of Newark; and a loving friend, Estelle.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Emily G. “Joan” Woosley, on Aug. 21, 2008; and brothers, William, Richard, James, Joe and John Woosley.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Thomas V. Woosley Sr.

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